Portrait of the Crafter (iStP)
Copyrighted © 1996 Prometheus Nemesis Book Company.
The Crafter Artisans are not only concrete in speech and
utilitarian in getting things done, they are also directive and attentive in
their social roles. Though directive like their Promoter counterparts, their
directiveness is leavened by a good deal of attentiveness and seclusiveness.
They do not approach strangers readily, but once in contact do not hesitate to
tell them what to do. And they can be quite forceful in this, such that others
tend to do their bidding.
Like the other Artisans, Crafters live a life is artful
action, but their particular nature is most easily seen in their mastery of
tools of any and all kinds, from microscopic drill to supersonic jet, from
potter's wheel to grand piano. A tool is any implement that extends or varies
our human powers-vehicles, musical instruments, cutting devices, and weapons are
just four of the many categories of the tools that surround us. Most of us use
tools in some capacity, of course, but iStPs (only ten per cent of the general
population) are the true virtuosos of tool work, with a natural ability to
command tools, to bend them to their wishes, and to become adept at all the
crafts requiring tool skills. Even from an early age iStPs are drawn to tools as
to a magnet; tools fall into their hands demanding use, and they must manipulate
them. Indeed, if a given tool, whether scalpel or earthmover, is operated with a
precision that defies belief, that operator is likely an iStP.
Full descriptions of the Crafter and the Artisans is in Please
Understand Me or Please Understand Me II.